Caputo Media was founded by Jonathan and Shari Caputo. Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur and Shari is a sales person with a love for marketing and advertising. They are a husband and wife team who have worked successfully online for the past 15 years. Their first online collaboration was the Internet’s first web hosting directory which they sold to a public company about 12 years ago. After their non-compete was up they decided to get back in the saddle and start all over again and they built up the Internet’s largest web developer network with over 50 million pageviews per month. They sold off a majority stake of that business about 4 years ago and then merged that with a large publishing conglomerate.
About 2 years ago, the Caputo’s decided that they really wanted to remain in the online world that they loved but focus their attention on markets that they enjoy and appreciate. “I want to own the largest cigar site online and be a part of the community and meet the manufacturers and go to conventions and smoke a cigar with those guys,” said Jon Caputo. “Also, I’ve been a gamer my whole life so I thought it would be really cool to own a great gaming site! This time around it is about fun. If it is not fun, it is not for me! We want our sites to be a place where people can come to enjoy themselves and escape from their everyday lives.”
El Guapo, El Jeffe, Head Honcho, Overseer, The Korean Zombie, Creative Talent, Negotiates and handles all mergers and acquisitions, The buck stops here!
Started out her career as a stockbroker with Morgan Stanley many moons ago until she got wooed away by Jon and the thought of becoming her own boss and making 100% commission instead of 25% commission and living the American dream and then she never looked back! Shari is always available to her clients via email and cell and her clients will tell you she has probably responded to their email by the time they hit the send button! Shari is a mommy of 2 great kids (who thankfully don’t mind if she bumps into them as she is typing away or talking on the phone) and she is involved in a number of charitable organizations.
Dave brings over 15 years of marketing and customer service experience with him to the Caputo Media team. He started his career as a marketing consultant for one of the largest insurance companies in the world where he was responsible for creating marketing plans for several thousand agents. He eventually worked his way up to Sr. Marketing Consultant for the entire Pacific Zone and after many years in the insurance and financial services field he felt it was time for a change. His love of cigars, gaming and music, coupled with his drive and creativity made him a perfect fit to join the Caputo Media family.
Jay has been writing for Dumb Little Man since its inception in 2006. He is a successful sales executive, and has always been intrigued by ways to improve his productivity, exceeding goals, automation, and, well, finding a simpler way for everything. Jay’s role here at Caputo Media remains the same as it has been: running Dumb Little Man the same way it has always been run, and making it the best location for information you can really find helpful to your every day life. Jay is married with two beautiful children, and his hobbies include exterminating monsters in closets, cleaning up boogers, and finding new and interesting ways to make his kids smile. Jay White joined the Caputo Media team June 2013 and runs the day to day operations of Dumb Little Man.
Programmer, pigeon boy, tech support, wish bringer, head engineer, sys admin, miracle worker, red shirt, low man on the totem pole, whipping boy, and all-around idiot. Will work for bread crumbs and internet access. Responsible for all bugs, outages, inconsistencies, misspellings, spiders and errors across network. If its broken, blame this guy.
Having started his career in healthcare, and soon realizing working for a major corporation was not his cup of tea, Kenny sought out an opportunity to make a career change that would fit his personality. Enter, Caputo Media. Kenny joined the Caputo Media team nearly six years ago. Being trained by some of the best in the industry, Kenny honed his skills at filling coffee cups and gradually moved up the ladder of daily grind. Soon enough, Kenny was seeking out websites that added a beneficial factor to the Caputo Media network. Having spent countless hours staring at a computer screen, Kenny has secured some of the largest deals for Caputo Media, and has found his niche in spending the money of others. While managing to become highly successful for our company, the position of V.P of Mergers and Acquisitions was granted to this lad, giving him full access to pursue the expansion of Caputo Media. If this guy is filling your inbox with emails, that only means he wants to spend some money. You may want to reply.